I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. Genesis 28:15 (NIV)
This weekend I went with my daughter and grandson to his swimming lesson. He's still pretty little. The lessons were given to him for his first birthday. I was sitting on the side-line watching and my daughter was in the pool with him. He loves the water but he's not too sure of the part where they want him to put his head under it. When he surfaces again he looks around and you can tell he's a little afraid. He will look over at me on the side-line and I wave at him and yell "Yay!" Then he looks to his mom and wraps his arms around her neck and she holds him tight.
Reminded me of our walk with Jesus. When we are in what feels like water over our heads and the waves come and our balance is shaky and the water splashes us in the face - sometimes we look to the support system on the side-line for encouragement. Then we realize that the cheering is nice but not quite enough to make us feel safe. We turn to Jesus, grab him around the neck and let him hold us steady.
This week when things get a little dicey, be held. Remember that no matter where you are he is there with you. He's the Rock you can stand on to keep your face above water.
This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God's inner sanctuary. Hebrews 6:19 (NLT)